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Bradley earns high Triathlete ranking

Contributed Story Posted 19 March 2018 at 10:20 am

Contributed Photo Scott Bradley competing in the Ironman 70.3 Austin.

The results of a very busy 2017 year has earned Lyndonville native Scott Bradley high national and international rankings in Triathlete competition.

Bradley, who races as a professional, was ranked 76th among 8,341 worldwide competitors in his age group (30-24), 43rd along those from the U.S. Among those participating in three or more events he was ranked 34th (20th in the U.S.). Among those athletes residing in the Northeast U.S., he was ranked 3rd among triathletes of all ages, not just the 30-34 age group. And in New York State, he was ranked 2nd along triathletes of all ages.

Bradley finished his busy 2017 year by competing in the Ironman 70.3 in Austin, Texas where he finished 14th out of 23 Male Pros and 20th overall out of 1,621 participants. It was his seventh 70.3 of the year in addition to one full Triathalon and a marathon.

Coming out of the water 23rd out of 23 Male Pros, he posted the 6th fastest bike time of the entire field riding a 2:15.35 at an average speed of 24.65 miles per hour to improve his place to 11th among Male Pros. However, battling a sinus infection, his run of 1:32.52 dropped in to the 14h place finish with an overall time of 4:23.12.

Bradley is scheduled to begin a reduced 2018 schedule at the Ironman 70.3 Texas on April 8. He is also planning on competing in the Wildflower Long Course (California, May 5); Ironman 70.3 Eagleman (Maryland, June); New York City Triathlon (July); and, Ironman Mont-Tremblant (Quebec, August).

“The 2018 season will likely be my last racing in the professional field.  That isn’t set in stone, but it’s the way I’m leaning at the moment,” said Bradley.  “It’s been a good three years where I’ve been able to race a lot and challenge myself against phenomenal athletes, but there are other things I want to try and maintaining the training schedule I’ve had with work has been a challenge.”

Bradley started working with a new coach in the last part of 2017 and it was his determination that he was racing too much.  In assessing the 2017 year, Scott agreed, stating “Last year was very disappointing for me, with only two races that I felt proud of.  I think all of the racing took a toll on me and prevented me from the quality, consistent training that I needed.”

He is the Assistant Principal at Byron-Bergen Junior/Senior High School.